Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 3d of April, 1657.
A BILL for explaining a former Act for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and Maintenance of Ministers in the City of Bristoll, and for supplying certain Defects in the said former Act, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee to whom the Bill for Exeter is referred.
Steinmers, &c. Nat.
Petition from London.
Resolved, That these Words be added to the Amendment in the 19 Line of the 12 Page, after the Word "Nations;" viz. "as it is expressed in the humble Petition, and Advice of the Parliament to his Highness the Lord Protector." And all the rest of the Amendments were agreed.
Resolved, That these Words be inserted in the Bill, between the 9 and 10th Lines of the 12th Fol. viz. "unless such Parent, Guardian, Master, Mistress, or Tutor, shall, in the Presence of the Churchwardens, Overseers for the Poor, or other Officer, or one of them, give, or cause to be given, unto such Child or Servant, so offending, due Correction." And the Bill, so amended, was, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Letter from Protector.
Protector to be attended.
Ordered, That the same Committee be appointed that was formerly appointed Friday 27th of March last, to attend his Highness, to appoint the Time and Place for this House to attend his Highness on some important Affairs: And that Mr. Godfrey, Colonel Zankey, Mr. Downing, Colonel Talbott, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Franc. Bacon, General Disbrow, Mr. Barkley, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Lawrence, Major-General Jephson, Captain Lilborne, Mr. Jenkinson, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Thelwell, Major-General Lilborne, Colonel Wilton, Major-General Packer, Colonel Thisselthwayt, Captain Stone, Mr. Waller, Mr. Lucy, be added to that Committee.
Resolved, That this Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And that they attend, and hear what his Highness shall speak to them; and report it to the House.